Hi everyone. Heather Leopard is here to share a view of my scrap space, so step right in for a craft room tour…
Welcome to my creative space. The part of my house that I use for my craft room is right off the front entry and used to be our dining room. Since we have a large space in our kitchen for family dinners, we decided to transform the dining room into an office a.k.a. my craft room.
The previous room had a beautiful butter color with faux finish but it really made the room dark so my first goal was to change that. I decided on white and don’t ask me which color because I tried sooo many. I finally found one that blended in great with the desk so I went with that. The reason I chose to paint my walls white is because I wanted to have a bright, blank canvas that my desk would blend in with. I also wanted to be able to add pops of color to it, primarily teal and bright pink. The floors in the room are quite dark so I added a fun geometric print black and white rug to the floor. I even color coordinated one of our rescue dogs, Spot. Can you spot Spot?
When my husband and I designed this room, I knew I wanted to set up my scrap space as close to the natural light as possible. I also wanted to have room to set up a few tables in the center of the room when I have friends over so we can work together. With that design choice in mind, we decided to create one VERY long desk that spans 2 and a half walls within the perimeter of the room. That means when I’m crafting, I usually have my back to the door but I really love being able to see out the windows and like I said, when I have friends over, I pull out tables so we can face each other!
My scrapbooking work space
I set up my room to have three distinct areas within the room:
- a craft workspace as shown above (don’t mind the lamp shade that’s too small for the lamp)
- a sewing section (not shown but just to the right of this photo)
- my PC / electronics work space.
I added a video set-up to my space this year. It’s currently on a tri-pod with a long adjustable arm, which can hold an iPhone or my DSLR. I primarily use my DSLR but the current view here is of the iPhone grip. I then edit my photos using Premiere Pro and an external mic. If you’d like more info on this, contact me HERE.
Each side of my craft space has a set of drawers. These hold my adhesives, glitters, inks, stamps, punches, sewing supplies, mists, paints, card bases, the list goes on and on. Everything has a place but if I have to be honest not everything always goes back in it’s place. I’m making it a goal this year to pack everything back up when I finish a project.
Pebbles collection storage
To the right of my craft drawers under my sewing station is where I keep all my current Pebbles collections. I usually keep my paper trimmer on the top but it’s not currently pictured.
This organizer holds the standard plastic bins and easily holds tons of 12″x12″ paper, Thickers, sticker sheets, die cuts and all the embellishments. I use one per collection so I can easily find what I need. I can even fit a large punch! Look how good it all fits in there.
Next is my computer area and to the left of that is the sewing area. You may recall that sewing area was to the right of my scrap space above. Back to this side of the room, next to my work space is my trusty amoire I’ve had for many years ago. It’s one of my favorite things. The top has shelves that slide out and it holds all my larger tools.
The bottom has room to fit 3 super large plastic bins across and about 6 high. I store older collections I’m not ready to part with, alterable things, momentos, etc.
The top part holds all my main craft tools – my large and small printers, printer accessories, Cameo, Cinch, Big Shot and more. My hubby built shelves that slide so I can pull things in and out as needed. I’m in the process of adding another shelf to better accommodate a few more items, like the Minc you see sitting on it’s side.
A space for the kids
Last but not least is the space where my girls create. They each have a drawer on the left for their supplies and when they are ready to create, they just fold the door down and voila!, they have a table top just for them! Since it’s black, I don’t have to stress about ink that may not make it on the paper. Also, the gold and black locker holds my fabrics and vinyl.
So that’s a peek into my scrap space. I hope you’ve enjoyed my scrapbooking room | craft room tour.
Thanks for stopping by today.